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an air supply for the crew. the semis move cocaine from mbia to central america, where it's then transferred by planned landing into the u.s. >> careful, it's not solid. >> reporter: inside, we found the semi-sub to be a floating warehouse with ace for drugs and little else. this is the pilothouse of a big foot 2 semi-submersible-- the helm, a compass, the controls-- and very cramped quarters for the crew of four. another semi-sub was caught by the coast guard in september 2011 by patrolling drug smuggling lanes. the cutter mohawk received an intelligence tip and intercepted this vessel near honduras. when a coast guard skiff closed in, the crew scuttled the sub and bailed. the vessel sank in seconds. with an unknown cache of cocaine resting just 80 feet below the surface, the coast guard feared dealers would try to retrieve the lost treasure so the f.b.i.'s dive team was called. michael tyms is the team's leader. >> part of the mission is deny the drugs the ability to get here to our country so to leave them there would have left the job unfinished, so to speak. >> report
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